Atari CEO confirms a new console, says it's based on PC technology

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Atari is a legendary title in gaming, however the basic arcade-era firm has been out of the house console marketplace for fairly a while — till now, that’s.

Shortly after a tease for a mysterious “Ataribox” was uploaded on-line, Atari CEO Fred Chesnais confirms that the long-running recreation firm is engaged on a brand new console, based on VentureBeat.

During an interview, Chesnais mentioned that Atari is “back in the hardware business,” however gave little else in particulars aside from that its upcoming system might be primarily based on PC know-how, and might be formally revealed later down the street.

Given the old-school wooden grain end on the Ataribox’s idea design, it is most definitely that Atari’s new machine might be just like Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition, providing a option to play retro video games with some added trendy conveniences. 

Adding to this hunch is the point out of “PC technology” that Chesnais says will energy the Ataribox. Retro consoles just like the NES Classic Edition (and homemade variants) are, in a really broad sense, simply containers with a devoted emulator inside that would run on a pc OS.

Granted, that is simply us speculating (just about all recreation consoles are primarily based on PC tech ultimately or one other) however a nostalgia-inducing devoted console additionally would not be a stretch for Atari — in spite of everything, the corporate’s Atari Flashback machines predate Nintendo’s plug-and-play NES Classic Edition by a number of years.

Though it is nonetheless too early to inform the place Atari goes with its latest console, we hope it learns a lesson from the Nintendo’s newest retro machine and ensures clients would possibly actually get a chance to buy one before discontinuing it.

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